Daniel Yankelovich

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Daniel Yankelovich founded the research firm of Yankelovich, Skelly and White and in the 1970s initiated The New York Times/Yankelovich poll, the predecessor to The New York Times/CBS poll. He is founder and current chairman of Viewpoint Learning, Inc., a firm that advances dialogue-based learning as a core skill in newer forms of leadership; DYG, Inc., a market research firm tracking social trends; and Public Agenda, a public education not-for-profit founded with Cyrus Vance in 1975. Dan is the author of ten books, including The Magic of Dialogue: Transforming Conflict into Cooperation (1999) and, most recently, Profit with Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism (2006). He is a trustee of the Kettering Foundation, trustee emeritus of Brown University, former chair of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), and Special Advisor to the Aspen Institute. He has taught at several universities, has been awarded numerous honorary degrees, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dan was a Rantoul Scholar in Clinical Psychology at Harvard University and did graduate work at the Sorbonne as well.